"Golf is hard" - Paige Spiranac responds to Nelly Korda’s forgettable opening round at U.S. Women's Open

Paige Spiranac reacts to Nelly Korda
Paige Spiranac reacts to Nelly Korda's performance at the US Women's Open, Round 1

Popular golf influencer Paige Spiranac had something to say after Nelly Korda had a shocking start at the US Women's Open. She said that golf is tough after the world No. 1 made a septuple bogey in the first round.

Korda entered the US Women's Open with six wins in her past seven starts. However, she carded 10-over 80 in the opening round, including a 10 on the par 3, 12th hole, where she found the water three times before making a septuple bogey.

On Thursday, May 30, Paige Spiranac reacted to Nelly Korda's poor start:

"Golf is hard," she tweeted.

On the par-3 hole 12, Nelly Korda's tee shot found the back bunker, and her approach shot landed in the stream near the green.

After dropping on the right fairway, her chip landed in the penalty area. She dropped another shot, and this time she crossed the stream, but the slope on the green forced the ball to roll backward into the hazard. Eventually, she reached near the pin on her eighth shot and made it in two putts.

Besides the septuple bogey, Nelly Korda also made six bogeys and just three birdies in her first round. During the post-round interview, she said that she didn't want to shoot 80 but struggled hard to stop the bogeys. This was her second straight 80 at the US Women's Open. Last year, she shot 81 in the final round at Oak Hill.

Korda is 12 strokes behind leader, Yuka Saso, who carded a 2-under 68.

"Kindness goes a long way" - Paige Spiranac reacts to Lexi Thompson's retirement announcement

Following Lexi Thompson's retirement announcement, Paige Spiranac had an important message to share. She asked people to be more kind, both in person and on social media.

"I think if we’ve learned anything the last couple of days it’s that kindness goes a long way," she wrote on X. "Whether in person or on social media. Life is a battle we are all facing with unique challenges and your kindness to someone else can really make the difference. Words matter."

Earlier, Lexi Thompson announced her retirement from professional golf, stating that the 2024 season will be her final season.

Thompson has won 11 times on the LPGA Tour, including the 2014 Chevron Championship. She also had a runner-up finish in all the majors except the Women's British Open, where her best finish is T8.

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